BBC Proms 2016 | Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz fell in love with The Bard's work in 1827 and so began a life-long passion for all things Shakespearean. To mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death, a performance of Berlioz's dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet, the grandest of his Shakespeare-inspired works. Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, the Monteverdi Choir, the National Youth Choir of Scotland and soloists Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) and Laurent Naouri (bass), as Berlioz tells his version of this most famous of stories.Tweet
Six actors with differences or disabilities - tall, small, large, deaf, limbless or wheelchair using - play Juliet in scenes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Part of the Shakespeare 400 season.
Romeo and Juliet (1980)
Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn star as Romeo and Juliet in a Royal Ballet adaptation of Shakespeare's play with a score by Prokofiev, conducted by John Lanchbery.